February 27, 2015 Subject:
great full Dead
I was at these shows it was Easter vacation, first multi show mini tour,I was a sophmore in highschool we did tons of , well i cant remember it vivadly luckily someone on fb recomended to be a daves picks, gonna crank it now
November 26, 2012 Subject:
I remember this show vividly, well as vivid as you could be at a Dead show. When they opened with Iko the place went nuts! You can hear the roar that went up. Still sends a chill up the old spine. Great show. Thanks for posting.
October 17, 2012 Subject:
This was my third time seeing them and where it all made sense for me. From the minute they started to play I knew that something special was going to happen. Jerry's playing was so beautiful that night and his singing was so good on Peggy-O and Bird Song. The Sugaree is also off the hook. Great show from a year that had a lot of great shows that I always will love. Like 4-6-82(Shakedown>Saint>Sailor) and 8-3-82(To Lay Me Down>Let It Grow) for example.I'm giving this a 4 star for the sound but the performance is defintely a 5 star. This recording is better than the SBD. Sure wish there was a good board out there but 82 boards are hit or miss and I guess this is as good as it gets for now.
July 20, 2011 Subject:
Fave Spring 1982
In a very strong but historically underrated year this is my favorite show of the excellent April East coast run. Why? This is, I think, a perfect example of the phenomenon of "the music playing the band." The vibe of the audience and the playing of the band are completely locked in by the end of a pretty darned wonderful 'Peggy-O'. By the time the band gets to the second set there is a marvelous and palpable intertia in the musicianship. The band members are all individually taking chances and toying with improvisational ideas that coalesce into a holy communion of musical minds.
The "Sugaree" is simply my favorite of all time and I'm amazed it doesn't get more recognition. Each of the three instrumental breaks are cohesive, wildly inventive and just plain bad-ass. Garcia seems to be in a weird "pixie"-type mode that another reviewer for the SBD source described as "sprightly". I know these are strange descriptions, but his guitar technique and attack is very light and flexible and is constantly shaping and responding to what the other members are bringing to the game. It's genius, really.
Phil does some exceptionally wild things during this show and is dropping bombs almost nonchalantly. This is captured very well on this audience recording in a year where the bass signal is a little too low. When I listen, there is distinct sense that the band is actually aware that they are kickin on all cosmic cylinders and there is a certain joy and abandon in mood. This seems especially evident in the szechuan (sweet and spicy) 'Uncle John's', the dazzling 'Other One' and the blazing 'Sugar Mags'. They are clearly on hypersonic overdrive.
Bobby's vocals on Estimated are terrific without being showboat. He singing in the first verse of 'The Other One' is completely unhinged. I loved it! This is followed by his bizarre vocal interruption between 'The Other One' verses letting the band know outloud that "I'm gonna sing it again" is testament to the forceful nature of the music raging behind him. No time to wait! He, in fact, sings the first verse AGAIN at the end of the instrumental break rather than the "Escapin' through the lily fields" verse. This mistake is so good-natured that it is easily forgotten and even endearing (I would've gotten lost in that TOO jam as well!).
At this peaking performance level the 'Stella' of course does not disappoint. It has a very unique instrumental intro that lasts almost two minutes before the "All the years combine" lyric even starts. This reminds me of those cool shows in the '74 era where they would just let things go and relax. It's really cool. Last note: Brent is the consumate professional in both keyboard prowess and vocal support throughout. The drummers are locked from the outset. Superb audience recording with great stereo dynamics equals 5-star performance and sound. 'Psychedelic' just barely manages to capture the glory of this one. At least for this old deadhead freak.
Reviewer:Jeffrey Eliot -
September 8, 2007 Subject:
The Perfect Peggy O
One of the most lyrical Jerry solos ever played. His vocals are sweet and expressive and the rest of the band plays along so well.
FANTASTIC Mama>Mexicali. Usually not a highlight, but this cowboy duet just cooks!
Great show - Great recording.
love a good Peggy-0- the way Jerry sounds on it his voice and guiter playing sounds so nice. Sugaree and Stella were real sweet also. I Checked out those 3 and I couldn't agree more with last review. This site is so awesome, Funny no one told me about it, I googled something for the Dead, Oh I remember now. I figured some David Gans(Dead hour) or whatever would come up , what a surprise . The whole Dead tour from start to finish and for people like us that went to countless shows,traded tapes and bought View from the vaults/Dicks picks. This is literally a dream. I can't get enough of it. Different years,venues etc. I have to send out a big thanks so thank you to everyone involved you've made alot of us "Dead Heads" very happy.
This is an all around solid show that not many folks seem to have heard. 4-11 and this show were my first NY shows, and this is a far better performance than 4-11 which had some some good energy, but was kinda sloppy overall (4.5 for sound, 3 for performance).
Highlights of the 1st set are a fun Iko, a sweeeet Peggy-O, a sublime (if not very long) Birdsong and a great LL Rain>Deal. The real action is in the 2nd set - Awesome versions of Sugaree, Estimated and Stella are highlights. Oh yeah, and a rockin Satisfaction encore....Worthy of downloading folks.